(SNN)– Bruce Willis, the famous ‘Die Hard’ actor has been forced to stay away from acting owing to a debilitating health condition.
According to a report by CNN, the actor is suffering from a medical condition that is affecting his cognitive abilities and will be taking a break from acting, his family shared Wednesday.
According to a verified Instagram post made by his daughter Rumer, the caption on a photo of the “Die Hard” actor read: “To Bruce’s amazing supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.”
“As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” the caption continued.
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support. “
The caption said that the family is “moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him.”
“As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that,” it concluded.
In a related development, Emma Heming Willis, the wife of the actor who has featured in many blockbuster movies has taken to her Instagram page to express her grief over the actor’s sudden change of fortune. She wrote; “My grief can be paralyzing but I’m learning how to live along side it,” she continued. “As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too.”
Members of Bruce Willis family includes his former wife, Demi Moore, their daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, as well as his current wife, Emma, and their daughters Mabel and Evelyn.